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Inspiration

My work is about remembering. Memory plays on canvas and board.

I was born in 1957. My work tells stories shaped by decades of memories. Stories that are mine to tell. Stories that aren’t mine to tell.

For years I’d been randomly buying old books and magazines from junk shops. All topics – history, chemistry, art, news – anything. I didn’t actually know why I was doing this – the stuff was just lying around my studio collecting dust.

In January 2017, I was rummaging around my studio and found an August 1970 Life magazine. Hadn’t ever really looked at it. The cover story was commemorating 50 years of women having the vote. Inside were pictures of the 1970 Woman’s March in New York City.

I wasn’t at the New York march but I remembered going to the Women’s March in Boston that same day. And I remembered going to the Women’s March in Washington. The present circling back to the past.

Since then I’ve been exploring this odd collection. Pulling out words and images that say something to me. Using these, I create work that reflects personal and collective memories of the past, present and (maybe) future.

Education

Studied under:

Delna Dastur
Marsha Staiger
Lisa Semerad

Exhibitions

2019 Solo exhibition, Studio Pause, Arlington, VA (forthcoming)

2019 “Open Exhibit” The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, juror: Erika Harrsch

2019 “More…Local Artists” Falls Church Arts, Falls Church, VA, juried exhibition

2019 “Mixed Media” The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, ┬ájuror: Lamar Munroe

2014 Solo exhibition, Studio Pause, Arlington, VA

2014 “Abstract Expressionism Revisited” The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, juror: Ann Marchand

2012 Group exhibition, Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC

2012 Group exhibition, Artomatic, Crystal City, VA

2012 “All Media” The Art League Gallery (honorable mention), Alexandria, VA, juror: Mark Cameron

2012 “All Media” The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, juror: Katie Dell Kaufman